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Oral History interview of Robert E. Wright. Interview conducted by Gannon, Mary; Baker, Keith at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla.

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Orlando (Fla.)




White - Non Hispanic

Home State


War or Conflict

Vietnam Era



Entrance into Service


Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

3rd Special Forces Group (Abn), Ft. Bragg, N.C.; 6th Special Forces Group (Abn), Ft. Bragg, N.C.; 20th Special Forces Group (Abn), Ft. Homer W. Hesterly, Tampa, Fla.; Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Ft. Sill, Okla.; Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, Wash.; Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, H.I.; US Army Dental Command, Honolulu, H.I.; Lyster Army Community Hospital, Ft. Rucker, Ala.; Tricare Demonstration Project, Portsmouth Navy Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va.

Location of Service

Fort Bragg (N.C.); Tampa (Fla.); Honolulu (Hawaii); Fort Rucker (Ala.); Portsmouth (Va.)

Highest Rank

Major; MAJ

Prisoner of War


Service Related Injury



Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Department of Defense Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon; Lowery Award


Was a member of the U.S. Army Green Berets; Was a part of the US Army Medical Company in Fort Sill, Okla.; Had the honor of being Aide-de-Camp (assistant) to MG Girard Seitter III; Was a part of the US Army Dental Company in Honolulu, H.I.


Was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters; Was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Was awarded the National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star; Received an Army Parachutist Badge; Received an Army Air Assault Badge; Received a Special Forces Tab; Lowery Award was awarded to him in 1975 for being Outstanding National Guardsman of the Year.

City of Birth


Country of Birth

United States


Gannon, Mary; Baker, Keith

Interview Date


Location of Interview

University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla


Wright, Robert E.; Vietnam War Era -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida


Gannon, Mary; Baker, Keith

Length of Interview

75 Minutes


Department of History, University of Central Florida


Audio; Sound; Video; MovingImage


All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type